Young People's Support

Our Young People's Support Service offers one to one support to children and young people from the ages of 5 to 18, who are linked to a patient known to the Hospice

We also offer advice to parents or professionals who are concerned about a child or young person and how they may be coping.

Children under 13

We offer one to one support to children who are facing, or have experienced bereavement. This can be provided at the Hospice, school or at home.

We help children to express themselves by creating memory boxes, through craft activities and to help their understanding with specialist books.

Children over 13

Teenagers can often feel isolated when they are grieving or bereaved. Our one-to-one support can help a young person to make sense of the life changes they are experiencing and enables them to develop coping strategies for the future.

Further support and resources

Download our Guide to Parents Supporting a Bereaved Child leaflet.
Download our Understanding Bereavement and Grief for Teenagers leaflet.
Download our list of other charities and resources that can offer support.
Download our Understanding and Supporting Children facing Loss and Bereavement for Professionals training leaflet.
Download our Young People’s Support Service - guide to supporting young people during bereavement

Online resources

https://www.kooth.com/ - Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free to use.

If you would like further support or advice please call the Hospice on 01908 663636 or email youngpeople@willen-hospice.org.uk

 

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